Make sure inmate has you on the visitation list. You can find out from the inmate or by going to the jail in person to ask. This information will not be given out over the phone by jail staff.
Bring a valid government-issued photo ID to show staff members before the visit.
Anyone over the age of 18, who produce a valid government-issued photo ID can be approved to visit an inmate in this jail.
Visitation applicants in Fairfax County must sometimes submit to a background check. Those with warrants are denied visitation or if allowed to visit, will be arrested at the jail.
Jails limit the number of people that can visit an inmate to four people, including adults and children.
Children under age 18 must be accompanied by the parent or legal guardian.
Call 703-246-4478 to ask specific questions about this policy or click here for any updates to this policy.
If you are a co-defendant with the inmate in a pending case, your visit will be denied.
If you and the inmate are under a court order to have no contact with each other, your visit will be denied.
The Fairfax County Pre-Release Center reserves the right to deny any person the right to enter the jail it chooses and for any reason.
Fairfax County Pre-Release Center does not require visitors to fill out an application.
A-Unit -Saturday, 3-4 p.m.
B-Unit -non-Community Labor Force is Saturday, 1:45-2:45 p.m.
B-Unit- for Community Labor Force only is Sunday, 7:30-8:30 p.m.
C-Unit - Saturday, 7:30-8:30 p.m.
If you are visiting from another state or traveling a great distance, Fairfax County Pre-Release Center may allow you an extended visitation. Call 703-246-4478 to ask for special consideration.
Call 703-246-4478 or click here to view normal visiting hours and procedures for scheduling a visit.
The Fairfax County Pre-Release Center staff will turn anyone away who is not dressed appropriately for a visit.
The best way to be sure the visit takes place is to dress as if you are meeting someone's grandmother for the first time.
Wear clothes that are not revealing.
Don't wear see-through material.
Have all undergarments covered (males and females) and avoid a lot of cleavage.
Shorts and skirts should reach mid-thigh.
Sleeves should be at least half-way to your elbow.
The following types of clothing are also prohibited:
Clothing promoting gang affiliation.
Anything displaying drugs, weapons or profanity.
Clothing depicting anything obscene.
Call 703-246-4478 to ask specific questions about the Fairfax County Pre-Release Center Visitation Dress Code guidelines or click here for complete instructions.
You do not need to schedule a visit to see an inmate at this facility, but you must be on the inmate’s visitation list.
Jail visits are conducted in person behind plexi-glass or on a televised screen from another location.
Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian and guardians must provide proof of their guardianship.
Leave all personal belongings, except for your state ID in your vehicle or in a locker (if one is provided).
Children must be monitored at all times or jail staff will end the visit early.
Call 703-246-4478 or click here to go to the jail's official website for additional Rules regarding Fairfax County Pre-Release Center visitation.
Many jails are implementing video visits. These visits are conducted via the Internet on computers, IPADS and Smart phones.
Video visits allow the visit to take place in the privacy of your own home. Some family members 'take their inmate with them' to church, the park, the doctor or anywhere else simply by signing in and bringing the device along.
Video visits save you from having to get your children ready, drive to the jail, wait in long lines and go through security checkpoints just to see the inmate.
Video visitation is slowly gaining favor with all jails in America as jail management realizes the financial savings and reduced security risks involved with remote visitation.
Click here to see if video visitation is now available at Fairfax County Pre-Release Center – as well as to view the complete set of rules, the cost to you and how to get set up online.